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Ned Tanen (1931–2009)

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Ned Tanen was born on September 20, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ned Stone Tanen. He was a producer, known for Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985). He died on January 5, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. See full bio »

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Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles Producer
The Breakfast Club
St. Elmo's Fire
St. Elmo's Fire Producer
Mary Reilly
Mary Reilly Producer


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 1996 Mary Reilly (producer)
 1994 Cops and Robbersons (producer)
 1994 Guarding Tess (producer)
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire (executive producer)
 1985 The Breakfast Club (producer)
 1984 Sixteen Candles (executive producer)
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 1996 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Legacy of Fear (TV Movie) (special thanks)
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 1988 Talking Pictures (TV Series documentary)
- Hollywood Now (1988) ... Himself
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 2015 National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (Documentary)
Himself - President, Universal Pictures

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I adored the original ending of Fatal Attraction (1987), where Alex slits her throat but leaves Dan's fingerprints on the knife. It was totally horrifying. She's got him from the grave! But audiences in this country would have thrown rocks at the screen. If you really don't care what an audience thinks, make a home movie and show it on your wall. See more »


His entertainment career began with MCA in 1954. Became a talent agent, packaged TV shows and founded MCA's Uni Records, which helped launched stars such as Neil Diamond, Elton John and Olivia Newton-John. Quit at the height of his success and went independent. See more »

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